So small eggs really produce small chickens??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TexasVet, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    I've always chosen the largest, most beautiful eggs to put in the incubator, and I usually get a variety of medium to large sized chickens when they're grown. But I'm wondering if smaller eggs will produce the same result if the rooster is large, or if I'll only get small and medium sized birds. Any thoughts??

    Kathy in Texas,
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will produce small chicks, but those chickens will grow based on the stock they were derived from. Think about the little 5' 4" 87 pound lady that has a 6' 3" 280 pound son. It is based on genetics not the size of the egg.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    read a study here while back where they said that small eggs did hatch chicks that grew to a smaller adult size.

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